Light painting and Vogue aren’t two words that you usually associate with one another. But for the May 2015 cover of British Vogue, photographer Paolo Roversi photographed Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke using an interesting light painting technique.
As can be seen in the 62-second behind-the-scenes clip, Roversi appears to use a flashlight to literally paint in the models while using a long exposure. It’s an interesting concept and as far as we know a first for Vogue.
The results, well, they speak for themselves. The photos turned out great. It’ll be interesting to see how they...
I hear it all the time…. “I want to get in to studio lighting, but I just don’t have the money.”
Well, you actually do. And if you care that much about the studio/ engineered lighting world, jumping in to it is actually MUCH EASIER than you might think, and much more affordable! There are a host of amazing options out there to help you get in to the studio lighting world for a fraction of the cost of strobes.
Working with the kit I’m about to show you has changed the entire look and feel of my imagery, and allows me to communicate a more beautiful,...
At first glance, this picture seems both straightforward and complicated. Makeup is the key here—it’s all about cosmetics (the lighting only highlights this).
Photographer: Neil Snape
In order to make a dramatic image like this, especially one that looks decent on paper printed on a rotary (helio) press, a hint of hard light keeps the contrast believable and adds a bit of dimension.
During my time at Publicis—the agency that does most of the beauty and cosmetics advertising in Paris—the chief art buyer told me that you need to make your pictures appear as if they’ve been shot...
Beauty dishes are widely used modifiers in portrait photography and can help to create a number of key “beauty effects.” Rather than diffusing the light like a soft box, a beauty dish focuses harder light in the center, while falling off around the edges, creating a concentrated pool of light that can both soften skin and create beautiful shadows to sculpt facial features. Although there are many ways of positioning a beauty dish, it definitely has a “sweet spot” where it works best. The video below talks about some of the keys to finding that sweet spot:
As you can see from the video,...
Here is one of the cooler projects for LED panels that I’ve seen. Unlike the ‘usual’ LED panels, those panels are mounted on flexible material so they can be folded and mounted pretty much anywhere.
DIYPerks is using MARSWELL LEDs for good color rendition. if you look at the photo below you can see how 80+ CRI has a huge impact on image quality.
(As you remember, we are big fans of checking the CRI when buying LEDs for photography projects).
There are two things I particularly light about this build:
The use of False leather as the carrier for the strips,...
There is something about beautiful lights that can mesmerize an audience. Take a fireworks show for example. It’s been around for thousands of years, yet still has the power to put looks of amazement on faces of all ages. That’s why lighting effects make such powerful design elements. They are a great way to grab the attention of your audience and leave a lasting impression.
Below is a collection of the best Photoshop tutorials for creating powerful lighting effects.
Amazing Photoshop Light Effect In 10 Steps
A smokey light effect complete with glowing particles.
Fire Lines Tutorial
Sometimes, getting a sweet lighting setup is a matter of pure luck and this is the case with this setup. I’ll collect setups like tools, so this one is just another tool in my toolbox now. Anyways, back to the story.
Here is my issue, taking a portrait whist using a single key light and reflector and fighting with the reflector in one hand and the camera in the other cant be something unique to me. You know what I am talking about, super quick and clean ‘clamshell’ lighting with the key just above the models eyeline and the reflector just below the chin bouncing some well needed light...